Category: Military
Regiment or Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
Occupation: Naval Pensioner. Postman.
Date of Birth: 1867
Place of Birth: Bexhill, Sussex
Date of Death: January 1959
Place of Death: Bexhill-on-Sea Place of Burial / Memorials:

Bexhill Cemetary – plot EFH21.

Address: 8 Windsor Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information


James Stevens, born 1828 in Bulverhythe, and Janey Stevens, born 1830 in Bexhill.


Albert Stevens, born 1848 in Bulverhythe.

Edgar Stevens, born 1856 in Bulverhythe.

Isaac Stevens, born 1856 in Bulverhythe.

Frances Stevens, born 1861 in Bexhill.

Walter Stevens, born 1867 in Bexhill.

 In 1871 the family were living in Bigshill Road, Bexhill, in the parish of St. Peters. James, Albert, Edgar and Isaac were Ag. Labs.

By 1881 on Walter remained at – which by then was St. James’ Road, Bexhill, again in the parish of St. Peters. Walter, the son, was also an Ag. Lab.


Walter married an Ann – who died in 1939 – and they had two children – Reginald Harold and Walter George.

W0030 STEVENS Walter George     W0203 STEVENS Reginald Harold

First World War Experience

Unfortunately, Walter’s service records have not survived – which is a pity because he might have had an interesting past.

Until 1881 he was working as an agricultural labourer in the Bexhill area. By 1911 he was a Naval Pensioner and working as a Postman – living at 14 Reginald Road, Bexhill. He had, from his son, Reginald’s, service record at some point been stationed at the Post Office Sign Station, Dover Castle, Dover.

In September 1914 he was a member of the Post Office Staff at Bexhill Post Office and had signed up as a Royal Naval Reserve.

Additional Information

At some time in his early working life Walter was living in Ireland as his children, Reginald Harold and Walter George, were born in Waterford, Ring, and Baltimore, Cork, respectively.

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